Dr. Harriette Van Spall

Division of Cardiology

Harriette Van Spall

MD (University of Toronto), MPH (Harvard University), FRCPC

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

Cardiologist, Hamilton Health Sciences

Scientist, Population Health Research Institute

Associate Member, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact



Currently Accepting Graduate Students

Education and Professional Standing

Dr. Van Spall obtained Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees, and postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Echocardiography at the University of Toronto. She then obtained a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with certification in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. She is appointed in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. 

Clinical activities

Dr. Van Spall is a full-time cardiologist in the Department of Medicine. Her clinical activities are in Echocardiography, Heart Failure, and Cardiac Critical Care. She is involved in teaching and mentoring residents and fellows in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Echocardiography.

Research interests

Dr. Van Spall is a scientist in the Knowledge Translation and Heart Failure programs at the Population Health Research Institute. Her research, supported primarily by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, is in health systems improvement pertaining to cardiovascular disease. She mentors postgraduate research fellows, graduate students, and medical residents in health services research. She has garnered more than $3.5 million in peer-reviewed research funding, has won several research awards, and has published her work in high-impact medical journals, including JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, and Annals of Internal Medicine.